Report: Nathaniel Chalobah wanted by Watford, Wigan

Reports suggest that Watford and Wigan Athletic are battling for the loan signing of Nathaniel Chalobah.

Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has been targeted by Championship rivals Watford and Wigan Athletic.

The 18-year-old, who came close to securing short-term moves to Sunderland and Crystal Palace over the summer, earned a new £35,000-per-week contract with the Blues after impressing on loan at Vicarage Road last season.

After failing to seal a loan to a Premier League outfit, the West London club have decided to send him back down the the second tier in order to gain more first-team experience.

According to The Mirror, the news has caught the attention of the Hornets, who remain interested in taking the England Under-21 international back.

However, they are believed to be unwilling to meet his hefty pay packet.

That is not such a problem for Latics boss Owen Coyle, who is flush following James McCarthy's sale to Everton and keen to use some of the cash to fund the teenager's wages.

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